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Once you arrive in Millicent, a trip to the Millicent Visitor Information Centre is a must. The centre provides extensive, up-to-date information on the region, souvenirs, local arts, crafts, maps, internet access and local publications. The centre also holds many displays and exhibitions, as well as being the entrance to the award-winning Living History Museum.

The award winning Living History Museum evolved around an old school house and has over twenty, beautifully restored horse-drawn vehicles. It is the largest collection in South Australia. Also included in the fantastic museum is the Shipwreck Room, a display replica of Aboriginal Rock Art unique to the district, a T-class locomotive and the exciting new interactive display of South East Drainage.

Whilst in Millicent, visit Lake McIntyre, a reclaimed quarry that has become a natural wonderland for birds and native wildlife. It's a terrific spot to stop for a family picnic and take a walk through the native foliage.

Off in the distance, you can see the Woakwine Wind Farms - the largest wind farm development in the Southern Hemisphere. Well worth a closer look, the Woakwine Range Wind Farm Drive takes you right to the base of these engineering wonders, as they generate power for the national grid.

The drive also encompasses fantastic attractions, such as Vistara Trout Farm, which has fresh fish, tours and other local produce for sale. Lake Bonney, South Australia's largest fresh water lake and Canunda National Park, South Australia's second largest coastal park, stretches 40 kilometres from Southend to Carpenter Rocks. This park is a four-wheel driver's delight, encompassing spectacular walking trails, boardwalks and lookouts. It has splendid panoramic views of the lakes, costal environment and wildlife. Other local attractions include the Tantanoola Caves.

Millicent

Millicent: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Millicent Murals


Take a walk up George Street at Millicent to enjoy a collection of murals representing the diverse history of the town. Located at the northern end of George Street on Watts Corner, the work of art has been created by the artist Yvonne Riley. This mural features a historic pictorial of the bridge area and depicts Millicent in the 1890s, with the bridge and drain building transport - horse and buggy. The photograph from which it was taken is in the Millicent Local History Collection.

Artist Yvonne Riley also painted the other mural at the southern end of the town. This mural depicts the era when this building served as a garage and features a sedan, ute and petrol pumps of the 50s era. Opposite to this is another mural on the walls of the Millicent National Trust Living History Museum. This particular mural depicts the horse and buggy era. The Millicent murals are a unique way of capturing and interpreting the cultural development of the town.




Northern and Southern entrances to George Street
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 0.0K from Millicent

Jubilee Park


Jubilee Park is a great place for all people of all ages as it offers a picturesque space to relax, unwind and take time out. It is surrounded by gardens and manicured lawns, which are great for picnics, and it is also equipped with a barbecue and a playground for the kids. Jubilee Park is within a short walking distance of the main shopping streets of Millicent. Market days, festivals and a number of community activities are also held in the park at various times of the year.




North Terrace
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 0.4K from Millicent

Millicent National Trust Living History Museum


The Millicent National Trust Living History Museum is one of South Australia's largest and best local museums. It captures the stories of the Limestone Coast brilliantly.

The museum's extensive layout leads you from the Aboriginal history and culture of the Limestone Coast to the perils of the sea. It takes in a fine collection of horse drawn carriages and wagons; tells the story of early Millicent days; and explains how the swamps surrounding the town were drained. There are very small items: a hexagonal fabric piece in a quilt from one of Queen Victoria's gowns, an Emu egg football cup and a set of scales has weighed nearly every baby born in Millicent.

The museum houses the town's Visitor Information Centre and a Craft Gallery. This showpiece museum was one of the first two museums in South Australia to receive full accreditation from the History Trust of South Australia.




1 Mount Gambier Road
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 0.5K from Millicent

Millicent Mega Playground in The Domain


Come along and enjoy the family fun atmosphere at Millicent Mega Playground, a colourful and safe outdoor adventure playground in The Domain.

The Mega Playground is a modern adventure space providing equipment for all age groups and people with varied interests and abilities. Children will delight in the playground with wheelchair access to some of the playground equipment, a Liberty Swing and outdoor exercise equipment for use by adults.

Bring the whole family along to experience the play equipment, skate park and surrounding parklands, ideal for a picnic or enjoying the great outdoors.

Located in The Domain, (adjacent to skate park and Civic Centre). Entrance is via child access gates at the southern end of the playground and parking is available in the Civic and Arts Centre car park.

The Domain integrates Millicent's art, culture, library, sports, parklands and play facilities a vibrant hub of community life in Millicent.




Ridge Terrace
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 0.7K from Millicent

Millicent Skatepark


Millicent Skatepark is a great place for all skaters to enjoy this frequently used and well designed park. A popular venue for youth to gather and show-off their skating and bike skills.

Located in The Domain, (adjacent to the Civic Centre). Parking is available in the Civic and Arts Centre car park.

The Domain integrates Millicent's art, culture, library, sports, parklands and play facilities a vibrant hub of community life in Millicent.




Ridge Terrace
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 0.7K from Millicent

Millicent Gallery


The Millicent Gallery is a high quality, 'A' class, nationally known public exhibition space, the gallery has been showing a diversity of exhibitions since it opened in 1990. Renovated in 2004, the gallery has been extended to allow more room for exhibitions. As well as local, regional, national, solo and group shows, exhibitions are held to coincide with events such as the Tall Timbers Exhibition and Millicent High School's 'Art on Display' during senior examinations. Four major exhibitions are held in December to January on alternate years.




Civic Centre Complex, Ridge Terrace
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 0.7K from Millicent

Ant's Redgum Gallery


Ant's Redgum Gallery showcases the works of disabled artist, Anthony 'Ant' Martin. The gallery displays up to 60 Australian hardwood sculptures at any one time, predominantly using redgum, but with many other pieces using the native woods stringybark and sheoak.

Ant's carvings include a variety of different subject matter. Discover reptiles, birds, mammals, heavy machinery and abstract pieces as well as other subjects on over 1000 square metres of floor space. Ant can be seen creating his masterpieces in the adjoining workshops.

You will see a carving of a 10 foot whale from cypress pine and a seven foot carving of Jesus from almond. At the front of the gallery there is an eight foot redgum Bald eagle and a set of three Wedge-tailed eagles eight foot tall. Of course there is a giant ant too! Enquire about tours of these magnificent carvings.

Located in the centre of the Limestone Coast with Penola 50 kilometres to the north, 50 kilometres west of Mount Gambier and less than 80 kilometres from the coastal towns of Robe and Beachport, Ant's Redgum Gallery makes a great day trip destination.

Free entry but donation box available if happy with what you have seen.






144 Williams Road
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 1.2K from Millicent

Millicent Swimming Lake


The unique man-made Millicent swimming lake is set among spacious lawns and trees and is a very popular place during the warm summer months. All facilities are well maintained and the created beach and waders pool is a feature. Plenty of shade is provided for those sunny days and a swim in the lake is the ideal way to cool off.

A kiosk is available providing take away food and beverages, and there are barbecue and playground facilities available which is great for the whole family. Lifeguards are on duty during peak visitation period.




Park Terrace
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 1.3K from Millicent

Mount Muirhead Lookout


The Mount Muirhead Lookout is a great place to view the surrounding Millicent flats, the Mount Burr Range and Forestry South Australia pine plantations. You can see across the rich black soil flats to the township of Millicent and further on the horizon to the Limestone Coast and Canunda National Park.

The viewing platform is six metres by six metres in size. There are forestry interpretive signs and information at the lookout and a large car park.

Mount Muirhead is the South Australian starting point for the Volcanoes Discovery Trail.

The lookout is situated on the Mount Burr, Penola Road approximately six kilometres from Millicent on the right hand side as you drive over the Mount Burr Range.

Brochures for the Volcanoes Discovery Trail and Forestry South Australia can be obtained from the Millicent Visitor Information Centre at 1 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent.




Mount Burr Road
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 2.4K from Millicent

Millicent: Travel Tips

Millicent Visitor Information Centre and National Trust Living History Museum


The Millicent Visitor Information Centre not only provides tourist information, maps and holiday advice but also stocks an excellent range of souvenirs and locally made art and craft. There is also an Art Lounge and exhibition room with changing exhibitions.

The Visitor Centre is also the entrance to the award-winning National Trust Living History Museum. This museum revolves around the old school house and it features displays of Millicent's history including the wreck of the Geltwood, a Victorian room, a blacksmith's shed, Aboriginal cave art room, farm machinery, a T-class train locomotive and the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in South Australia.

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1 Mount Gambier Road
Millicent, SA, 5280

Located 0.6K from Millicent

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